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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1557

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LTTE agrees to stop night travel
By Sunimalee Dias Daily Mirror - April 09:The LTTE has agreed to suspend the movements of its members in the night through the government-controlled areas until April 21, a Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission spokesman said. Spokesman Bekka Vihervas said the LTTE gave the assurance during a meeting the...
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Peace would prevail with the strong facilitator: Bradman
Daily Mirror - April 09: The peace process now in progress is bound to succeed, because of the presence of a strong facilitator in Norway, unlike in the past attempts, said Mr. Bradman Weerakoon, secretary to the Prime Minister. Mr. Weerakoon was addressing a luncheon felicitation held at the Gall...
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Jaya orders enquiry into allegation made by Dinakar.
Chennai, (PTI), April 09: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said she had ordered an enquiry into former Karnataka DGP P Dinakar's allegation in his book that money was paid at the residence of then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to secure the release of Rajkumar, who was kidnapped by fo...
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Launch postponed after anomaly noticed in spacecraft
Bangalore, (PTI) April 09: The launch of India's advanced multi-purpose satellite INSAT-3A was called off early today following an anomaly in the spacecraft in the final hours of the countdown at the spaceport of Kourou in French Guyana. Indian space agency ISRO said the launch was called off aft...
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Maldivian, Thai leaders to visit Colombo over peace process
Colombo, April 09, (IANS): Maldivian and Thai leaders will be here next month to express their support for the peace process in Sri Lanka and strengthen bilateral ties. Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom will arrive in Sri Lanka on May 6, said a foreign ministry spokesman. The Maldives is...
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Jordan Times reporter Tareq Ayyoub killed in US missile attack in Baghdad
Amman (JT), April 09: Jordan Times staff reporter Tareq Ayyoub, also a correspondent for Al Jazeera satellite television station, was killed by a US missile strike on the station's Baghdad offices early Tuesday morning. Ayyoub, who worked with The Jordan Times since 1994, had been seriously injure...
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European Burma network impels Thailand to officially invite SPDC and Burmese ethnic groups for talks
Oslo, April 09: The European Burma network , which met recently in Brussels, resolved to commend Thaksin Shinawatra, for offering to mediate between the Government of Myanmar and the ethnic nationality armies on the Thai – Burma border, with the view to bring peace to the people who have suffered...
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Iraqi leadership no longer controls Baghdad, U.S. says
Baghdad, April 09, (Kyodo News): The U.S.-led coalition declared Wednesday that President Saddam Hussein's regime has lost control over Baghdad, where citizens have taken to the streets in jubilation in some parts of the capital despite continuing fighting elsewhere there. ''The regime is in disar...
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Looting and celebrations begin in Baghdad
Baghdad, April 09: Uniformed soldiers and police have completely disappeared from some areas of Baghdad leading to an outbreak of looting, as US forces continue their advance into the city. Journalists watched young men and boys sack the United Nations headquarters in the Canal Hotel to the east...
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Celebrations, looting as US tanks roll into Baghdad
Baghdad, April 09:US tanks rolled into the heart of Baghdad, ready to take full control of the Iraqi capital amid scenes of jubilation after three weeks of war. Iraqi gunmen offered only sporadic resistance during the morning to American troops, after 48 hours of fighting on the west bank of the...
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Who Was Ali Hassan Al-Majid (“Chemical Ali”) ?
New York, April 07: Iraqi General Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin of President Saddam Hussein, was the architect of the 1988 genocidal Anfal campaign against the Iraqi Kurds, which resulted in the murder and “disappearance” of some 100,000 Kurds. Al-Majid was widely known in Iraq as “Chemical Ali” f...
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Suspected WMD site in Iraq turns out to contain pesticide
Baghdad, April 08: A facility near Baghdad that a US officer had said might finally be "smoking gun" evidence of Iraqi chemical weapons production turned out to contain pesticide, not sarin gas as feared. A military intelligence officer for the US 101st Airborne Division's aviation brigade, Captai...
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SARS kills 2 more in Singapore
Singapore, April 08: A mysterious and highly contagious pneumonia has killed another two people in Singapore, bringing the death toll here to eight, while six more people have been infected, the Health Ministry said Monday. The latest fatalities are a doctor who worked at the Tan Tock Seng Hospita...
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Chandrika detour to meet Jaya
Chennai, April 07: Jayalalithaa today urged visiting Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga for early repatriation of Tamil refugees and their resettlement in their homeland. At a meeting held on short notice, the chief minister met Kumaratunga for over an hour at the Raj Bhavan this morning t...
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Court gives Chennai heritage college a breather
Chennai, April 07, (IANS): The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of an old college in this city known for its heritage buildings by signing an order keeping the government's demolition squads at bay for three days. Judge K. Govindarajan passed the order from his home Sunday night even as t...
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Exclusive: Former Jail Mate Accuses Saddam of Betraying Him
By - Abdul Rahman Almotawa - Arab News War Correspondent Iraqi Front, April 08: “The whole Iraq will be happy if the news about Saddam’s death is confirmed,” says Hussein Al-Rekabi, a prominent Iraqi opposition leader who spent several months in Al-Rasheed Jail with Saddam Hussein during the rei...
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Chemical Ali Found "Dead" in Basra
Basra, Iraq, April 08: As troops tightened their grip on the southern Iraqi city of Basra Monday a British officer told reporters in the city that General Ali Hassan al-Majid had been found dead. The cousin of Saddam Hussein known as "Chemical Ali" had been tasked with the defense of the southern...
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Dalai Lama: Envoy will visit Beijing by next month
New DelhiI, India, (AP), April 07: A representative of the Dalai Lama will visit Beijing by the end of May to discuss Tibetans' desire for ''genuine autonomy'' within China, the Dalai Lama said Monday. ''There is a possibility of a mutually agreed solution,'' the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader o...
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Global Campaign to Extradite Fujimori Launched: U.S. Should Back Extradition
Washington, DC, April 07: Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori should be extradited from Japan to Peru, where he faces trial on charges of human rights violations and corruption, Human Rights Watch and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) said today. The two organizations called on...
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Yala medical workers set up Red Crescent Association to help Iraq
Yala, April 07, (TNA): Public sector doctors and nurses from across Thailand’s Muslim southern region today set up a Red Crescent Association in Yala to help the people of Iraq. The association was launched after 50 medical workers met in Yala this morning to discuss the Iraqi situation and ways...
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